Another lovely view out over open water and reedbed.
A pair of Gadwall were just near enough to take a couple of photos. These are heavily cropped though.
More signs of management work on the reserve were these pollarded Willows. Pollarding is when trees are cut at the top of the trunk whereas coppicing is when they are cut at ground level to shoot up again.
It was time to make my way back across the reserve to my car. There was a lovely reflection of a Willow which I couldn't resist.
And a couple of shots of Willow with the sun shining through......
My second and last visit of the day was to Greylake, an RSPB reserve not far from Westhay. It has a small area of broadwalk and reedbeds, with extensive wet meadow areas and a hide.
The hide overlooks the wet meadow area which has a small amount of water year round.
Nothing ventured very close to the hide on this occasion, so here are some distant Wigeon coming in to land! Good eh? (-:
Luckily for me, in the car park there is a feeding station and an obliging male Reed Bunting posed for a minute for a couple of photos.
I'm off to South Wales for a long weekend of birding. Hopefully I'll have some material for a post or two! (-: Something happened in the middle of my post while I was spellchecking which I can't seem to rectify, so apologies for that!